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Delacorte Theater

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Address: Mid-Park at 80th Street, New York City, NY
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Useful any time of year

One of the best features of this wonderful theater -- great when there is a show or a play with not a bad seat in the joint -- are the men's and women's restrooms nearby. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2016
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

One of the best features of this wonderful theater -- great when there is a show or a play with not a bad seat in the joint -- are the men's and women's restrooms nearby. The poster in the men's room shows a real sense of humor in the Park maintainer's ranks. :)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We got in line at 7 am on a Tuesday, in late July, and still got tickets to see Cymbeline. The younger ones in our group brought games and a blanket; us older ones were lucky enough to sit on a bench and brought books. We ordered food from Andy's Deli - good and very reasonably priced. (We tried to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is one great open-air theater in Central park, perfect for staging performances from dances to stage plays. Every summer this theater stages Shakespeare plays for free, but you need tickets to get in. The performance is usually in the evening. Tickets are available on the day of the performance and you must be at the Park early to get... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Delacorte's free summer theater in Central Park is a true Manhattan experience. You have to line up for hours the morning of the show in hopes of getting your free tickets (2/person are given out). Chatting with those near you in line is part of the experience and makes the time go quickly. People bring books, papers, blankets, lawn... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been fortunate enough to go to Shakespeare in the Park every summer since I moved to NY. It's always a magical experience seeing amazing actors on stage, outdoors, in the middle of Central Park. You can buy tickets by donating. I've also had success with the virtual lottery. Urbandaddy had a great deal this year. Or lineup which I've... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Free tickets for one of the most entertaining Shakespear productions I have seen. The staging and production were both original and outstanding and the cast was superb. We saw Cymbeline, I would jump at the chance to see any production in this theatre by this company.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Finally was able to obtain 2 free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park last Friday 8 7 15 We went to see Cymbeline. weather was great sitting on benches eating and watching all new yorkers having a great time waiting for play

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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets for Cymbeline which was a great experience. The overall mood in the audience was so good and the weather was so fine. What better way to spend a summer Evening?

Thank Momo04_12
Uijeongbu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went to the second showing of Cymbeline on Saturday. My sister and I both signed up for the online lottery, and we each won two tickets on our second try. I don't know if it's because the odds are actually good, or if it's because there are no Pacinos or Lithgows in this production, but I'm certainly glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My 5 stars is for the Delacorte Theater...though I would give the Tempest 4 stars. First, I cheated on getting tickets by using a line sitter. For guaranteed seats (usually first 5 rows) and direct delivery to anywhere in Manhattan, I find the fee completely worth it and I have used Mike for 5+ years (he also does TV shows... More 

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